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Yurok Victim Services Program

Award Information

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Competitive Discretionary
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Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $694,698)

DOJ and OVC have long recognized the critical need to support American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) victims of crime. Over time, OVC has conducted a number of tribal consultations and listening sessions to gather input from our AI/AN partners regarding the Crime Victims Fund tribal victim services set-aside. Based on the information gathered, OVC will allocate the FY 2020 funding by an interim discretionary administrative formula. With this grant funding, the Yurok Tribe will expand and enhance the Yurok Elder Advocacy Program to meet the victim service needs of elders and vulnerable adults on the lower end of the Yurok Reservation over a 5-year project period. The grantee will hire an additional Elder Social Worker position to 1.) assist crime victims residing in the Requa, North, and Orick Districts 2.) provide court-based advocacy and victim advocacy services, and 3.) work with the Yurok Indian Housing Authority to advocate for and assist with locating housing or obtaining elder emergency housing assistance. The project will also raise awareness about victimization and the availability of services. CA/NCF

Date Created: October 22, 2020